BethINI

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BethINI by DoubleYou

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Required DLC(s):
None
Supported DLC(s):
DG
HF
DB

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Recommendations

Download and install the utility to a location outside of UAC influence. Many users choose to create a custom folder within the Skyrim directory called "Tools" to install all utilities to.

Info-Logo.png      Notice:Do not delete your INI files prior to running this! If you did, run the Skyrim launcher to create new default INIs.

Setup

  1. Close Mod Organizer and run BethINI
  2. Select [Skyrim] from the game selection box.
  3. Go to the Setup tab
    1. Ensure the paths for the boxes are correct. If they are not, browse to the correct paths.
    2. In the INI Path box, browse to the profile previously created when installing Mod Organizer: Steam\steamapps\common\Skyrim\Mod Organizer\profiles\ProfileName. Select the INI and click [Open]. BethINI will restart.
    3. Go back to the Setup tab.
    4. BethINI can be used for multiple games from a single installation. It is recommended to check [Always Select Game], if only one installation will be used for multiple games.
    5. Check [Make INIs Read-Only].

Basic Tab

Navigate to the Basic tab.

Display

Users should change these settings to their preference.

  1. Before making any changes, click [Default]. This will refresh your INI files to the default state while also organizing them.
  • If using the games AA, do not set Antialiasing above [4x]. The difference between 4x and the higher settings is not noticeable enough to be worth the performance cost.
  • Antisotrophic Filtering should be set to [16x], unless a video driver setting is used instead.
  • [FXAA] is recommended to be disabled (unchecked).
Presets
  1. Click the radio button for [BethINI Presets], if not already selected.
  2. Check the box for [Recommended Tweaks].
  3. Users should now click a preset of their choosing. After doing this, users many have to readjust the Display settings.
  4. Ensure the [Enable File Selection] box is checked.
  5. If using an ENB Preset, users should tick the ENB Mode checkbox. This does not apply to users who ONLY use the ENBoost portion of ENBSeries. Users installing the STEP Guide should not tick this checkbox at this time. This setting should be auto-detected, so if unsure, leave the setting at default.

General Tab

Navigate to the General tab.

Users may choose their preferred settings. STEP recommends the following:

  • Uncheck [Intro Logos]
  • Check [Intro Music]
  • Check [Disable Screenshots]. A third-party program will offer better results.
  • Check [Disable Tutorials]. First time players to Skyrim may wish to leave tutorials enabled.
  • Uncheck [Modder's Paradise Mode]
  • Leave Papyrus settings at their default values.

Gameplay Tab

Navigate to the Gameplay tab.

Users may choose their preferred settings. STEP recommends the following:

  • Check [Always Run by Default]
  • Over-Encumbered Remainder [60]
  • Uncheck [Remove Borders]
Combat

Users may choose their preferred settings. STEP recommends the following:

  • Check [NPCs Use Ammo]. This makes the game more realistic.
  • 1st Person Arrow Tilt-up Angle [0.7]
  • 3rd Person Arrow Tilt-up Angle [0.7]
  • 1st Person Bolt Tilt-up Angle [0.7]
  • Uncheck [Disable Combat Dialogue]

Interface Tab

Navigate to the Interface tab.

Users may choose their preferred settings. STEP recommends the following:

  • Check [Show Quest Markers]
  • Check [Show Compass]. STEP addresses this with a mod later in the Guide.
  • Uncheck [Dialogue Subtitles]
  • Uncheck [General Subtitles]
Map Menu

Users may choose their preferred settings. STEP recommends the following:

  • Check [Fix Map Menu Navigation]
  • Uncheck [Removed Map Menu Blur]
Mouse Settings

Users may choose their preferred settings. STEP recommends the default settings besides the following:

  • Mouse Wheel Zoom Speed [10]

Detail Tab

Navigate to the Detail tab.

Users may choose their preferred settings. STEP recommends the default settings besides the following:

  • Field of View set this according to that monitor aspect ratio: 55.93 for 4:3 monitors / 65 for 16:10 monitors / 70.59 for 16:9 monitors
  • Particles [6000]
  • Check [Decals]
  • Check [Depth of Field]
Shadows

Users may choose their preferred settings. STEP recommends the following:

  • Uncheck [Remove Shadows]
  • Check [Deferred Shadows]
  • Check [Grass Shadows]
  • Check [Land Shadows]
  • Check [Tree Shadows]
  • Shadow Resolution (default) - this is set with the preset selection.
  • Shadow Blurring [3]
  • Shadow Bias (default)
  • Exterior Draw Distance (default)
  • Sun-Shadow Update Time [0.25]
  • Sun-Shadow Update Threshold [1.5]
Water

Users may choose their preferred settings. STEP recommends the following:

  • Check [Reflect Land]
  • Check [Reflect Objects]
  • Check [Reflect Trees]
  • Uncheck [Reflect Sky]
  • Check [Water Ripples]
  • Reflection Resolution [1024]

View Distance Tab

Navigate to the View Distance tab.

Users may choose their preferred settings. STEP recommends the default settings besides the following:

  • Grass Fade Range [10000] (no lower than 10000, but higher is okay)
  • Flickering Light Distance [8192]

Visuals Tab

Navigate to the Visuals tab.

Users may choose their preferred settings. STEP recommends the following:

  • Gamma [1.0000]
Grass

Users may choose their preferred settings. STEP recommends the following:

  • Uncheck [Remove Grass]
  • Grass Wind Speed [Default]
  • Grass Density [40]
  • Grass Diversity [7]
Trees

Users may choose their preferred settings. STEP recommends the following:

  • Check [Dynamic Trees]
  • Check [Tree Animations]
  • Tree Detail Fade (default, don't change)
  • Far-Off Tree Distance (default, don't change)

Save and Exit

Once all settings have been chosen:

  1. Navigate to the Basic tab.
  2. Click [Save and Exit]

Congratulations! The INIs are now customized for Skyrim!